In Memoriam: Hazel Court

Hazel Court passed away Tuesday at the age of 82. She starred in Hammer Studios’ groundbreaking The Curse of Frankenstein as well as several of Roger Corman’s Poe flicks – Premature Burial, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death. She also starred in Dr. Blood’s Coffin. Additionally, she did a lot of TV work in things like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Boris Karloff’s Thriller, and The Twilight Zone. Her last role, that I am aware of, was an uncredited part in Omen III: The Final Conflict.

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What incompetent hack thought that up? Remaking, beg pardon re-imagining, The Day the Earth Stood Still is, to say the least, one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard. I don’t think I’ll be seeing it – even when released on DVD. You have to draw the line somewhere.